posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 12:15 PM
a reply to: CB328
I fear that cuts are the way of the future. After various administrations have raided the SS fund over decades for other programs, they now say the
payees must suffer because of looming shortages. Yet they continually hike their own benefits whenever they feel a pinch.
This is off topic, but when I said above that "cuts are the way of the future," I wasn't merely speculating. I was informed yesterday that the
Teamsters retirement fund in Illinois (if not elsewhere) is in serious trouble and come next July 1 my brother's pension from the Teamsters will be
cut $1400 a month! Yes, they have a hefty pension, but it was promised as such and not that promise is going to be seriously broken. For most of
middle Americans, that $1400 amounts to at least a monthly house payment.
You don't need a reason to wonder why people are going hog-wild and killing themselves, their families or other people where they work. It is only
going to get worse (under the worse president this country has ever had).